Whether you’re a beginner or an old hand at photography, every enthusiastic photographer – at some point – has felt that build up of excitement at buying a shiny new camera just to realise, upon opening the box, that there’s still so much to learn and figure out.

Now, with Canon Australia’s brand new support hub, Camera Assist, getting to know your new piece of equipment has never been easier!

A dedicated support hub for a wide range of Canon camera models, Camera Assist provides a whole host of YouTube support videos to help you navigate all those new buttons, features and settings, which can seem a little daunting to figure out on your own.

Camera Assist features video guides offering a tour of your new camera to explain the main functions, videos to show you advanced features, tips and techniques, plus videos to help you quickly and easily pair your camera with your smartphone via the Camera Connect App.

There’s nothing like a little hands-on advice, complete with all the visual cues and expert commentary, to get your new camera feeling like second nature in no time!

How else can you learn the ropes? There’s always an adjustment period when you buy a new camera, but we recommend simply playing around with your new Canon camera and shooting as much as possible to put all that new info you’ve just learned into practice. 

Camera Assist guides cover much of the Canon camera range, including these ever-popular Canon camera models:

Canon 5D IV

A go-to for experienced hobbyists and professional shooters alike, the Canon 5D Mark IV boasts 4K video, and a full-frame 30.4MP sensor combined with a DIGIC 6+ processor for stunning images with pro-level definition and a raft of features that promise flawless shots. Other modern highlights? Built-in Wi-Fi and an LCD touchscreen to make shooting on the go a breeze.

Canon 6D II 

The Canon 6D Mark II is packed full of wonderful features, including geotagging capabilities, exceptional low-light performance and a vari-angle LCD screen. It also flaunts all-round visual quality – with a full-frame 26.2MP sensor and professional 4K video capabilities. The Canon 6D II is quickly becoming a favourite for both enthusiasts and pros!

Canon 80D

Enjoy top-notch Canon features driven by a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, for ultra-sharp stills and great full HD videos. The Canon 80D DLSR is ideal for enthusiastic photographers, complete with a vari-angle touchscreen offering utmost creative control so you can reach those unique compositions and angles. 

Canon G7X II 

If you want a powerful camera in a compact bundle with no lens-switching required, look no further than Canon’s PowerShot G7X Mark II. It flaunts a 20.1MP 1-inch CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 processor, optical image stabilisation and a 9-blade aperture diaphragm – and more – in a handy little point-and-shoot camera that's easy to pack away.

Canon M5

Venture into the world of mirrorless technology with the Canon M5, which combines the power of a DSLR and the nifty size and portability of a compact camera. Offering 24.2MP images with low noise and high detail, plus full HD 60p video and a host of intelligent functions, this is one impressive all-rounder you're bound to love. 

Written by Tijana Jaksic